Ever Benites

ITHACA, N.Y. — An Ithaca man was indicted Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing two young children.

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Ever Benites, 35, is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, course of sexual conduct against a child, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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One of his alleged victims was 6-years old and the other, records say, may have been as young as 3 to 4-years-old.

Ever Benites

The records state that from May 2, 2004 to May 2, 2007, he abused a young girl. The other child was allegedly abused from Jan. 20, 1999 to Jan. 20 2001.

Benites allegedly orally confessed to the sexual acts against the 6-year-old on June 30, according to court records.

The documents state that Benites was taken into custody on July 10 by Ithaca police officers.

His bail was initially set at $10,000 cash bail or $20,000 bond. An official at the Tompkins County Jail said Thursday evening that he is no longer in their custody.

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Jolene Almendarez

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